Pierre listened with swelling heart, gazing into the Mason's face with shining eyes, not interrupting or questioning him, but believing with his whole soul what the stranger said.
"He is not to be apprehended by reason, but by life," said the Mason.
He was afraid of any want of clearness, any weakness, in the Mason's arguments; he dreaded not to be able to believe in him.
For some days afterward he had an uncomfortable sensation of guiltiness whenever he was in Miss Mason's presence; and once he was positive that he caught her looking at him with a curious, intent gaze, as if studying what manner of man he was.
He pumped Morrison, the clerk, who had first to vent his personal grievance against Miss Mason before he could tell what little he knew of her.
All of which side-lights on Miss Mason went to increase Daylight's interest in her.
White Mason, to our going down to the house at once?
I suppose if anything should strike you--" White Mason looked doubtfully at the amateur.
White Mason, I claim the right to work in my own way and give my results at my own time--complete rather than in stages."
"Go back now into the room; step quietly up to Mason, and whisper in his ear that Mr.
Mason, delivered the message, and preceded him from the room: I ushered him into the library, and then I went upstairs.
Rochester's voice, and heard him say, "This way, Mason; this is your room."